Why WordPress + BuddyPress is going to suck!
I spoke with a few bloggers and they are already talking about adding sub blogs and buddypress, which I think is great however. Most of these bloggers have no idea how to code or maintain a site and most never do daily backups.
People were talking about BuddyPress taking over Facebook 2 years ago and I thinks it’s going to do the opposite. Social sites were great, but a lot folks are getting tired of them already and want to stick to just a few. Now everybody and there mother is going to have BuddyPress added to their blog and add yet another “You Must Register” on the site in order to leave a comment. Or “Create your own blog”
Mu was great, because we were such a small community and most of us were knew a little about coding and css. Hell, just installing wpmu was a deterrent from the average Joe using MU and BuddyPress as it was a pain to set up.
There are millions of blogs running WordPress and yet most blogs fail as people don’t have the time, content or understanding how to maintain a blog and now WordPress wants to give them a complex plug-in such as BuddyPress? Its going to suck to see millions of these sucky blogs adding BuddyPress over the next year or two. I’m also going to feel bad for the folks who set up there sub-blogs on a site that is run by someone who has no idea what there doing or stopped using the site or stopped paying for the hosting.
I wish they would have just kept mu and wp separate.
Anyways, just venting. Not sure if anyone feels the same way about 3.0 and the death of mu.
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